Royal Rumble 2013: John Cena vs The Rock II At Wrestlemania 29… Why?

Really WWE?

Really WWE?

April 4th 2011. The Rock And John Cena Agree To Fight Each Other At Wrestlemania 28, which I don’t have a problem with. It’s one of them bona-fide dream matches, and the fact that they made the match “Once In A Lifetime”. I am actually one of the few people actually amped up for the match.

April 1st 2012. The match doesn’t disappoint. I actually thought the match was worth the year-long wait. And amazingly, The Rock won. Not exactly certain how him winning was gonna help anyone, but what’s done is done.

April 2nd 2012. One of the greatest Raws I’ve ever seen kicked off by The Rock declaring that he has a goal… to become WWE Champion. Alright, I’m content with that. If they had The Rock like win the Royal Rumble and face the WWE Champion at Wrestlemania or something. That’d make sense since he’d earn his WWE Title shot.

July 23rd 2012. The Rock shows up on RAW 1000 and says he’s been given a title shot at the Royal Rumble against whoever the WWE Champion at that time. Not exactly happy that Rock just got given a title shot without any justification, but with CM Punk laying Rock out at the end of RAW 1000, and feud between them two, and Rock putting CM Punk over would have been been really good for Punk and establish as one of the all-time greats in WWE right? Right?

January 27th 2013. Our worse fears are realized. Not only does The Rock win the WWE Title and make CM Punk look really bad while doing it, John Cena wins the Royal Rumble. This sets up Rock vs Cena II at Wrestlemania 29.

Ahem….

WWE… What are you doing?

Are you serious?

Considering that the CM Punk vs The Rock match has been building ever since July, the match we saw on Sunday was a HUGE let down. It started off rather well. Well placed. Seeing Heyman involved was a treat too. OK, the announce table spot was botched, but the match could have still had a great finish. But that’s not what happened. It was the most abrupt ending. And the match was too short considering the John Cena vs The Rock match was 30 minutes long. It wasn’t exactly the classic match I was expecting. Cena and Rock put on a better match than this. Not really worth the wait. Apparently, there will be a rematch for the WWE Championship, and it’s not real surprise who’ll win that, I just hope it’s an improvement on this match.

That’s not even the thing that pissed me off about last night. John Cena winning and easily eliminating Ryback pissed me off. I mean if Rock is gonna drop the belt at Wrestlemania, why drop it to an established superstar like John Cena? Why did Cena get the win? Don’t they realize how over Ryback would have gotten if he won the rumble and beat Rock? This company had the opportunity of a lifetime to turn Ryback into the next top guy in WWE, and they fucking blew it. Ryback needed to win last night. And what’s worse is that it wasn’t even like a Shield interference that eliminated him. Super-Cena easily threw him over the top rope. WTF? Bullshit. I’m not a Cena hater btw, but dammit! Cena didn’t need that win last night.

Sure, I get why Cena won. Cena needs a return victory from their match at Wrestlemania 28, but why at Wrestlemania 29? It’s the same main event 2 Manias in a row. If Cena would have won a rematch in the Royal Rumble/Summerslam or something, that’d would be a good set up for a 3rd match at WM29 or something, if you get what I mean. The thing is, WWE have now made the main event of Wrestlemania 29,one of the most predictable match in history, and they screwed themselves over, because the revenue from Mania 29 is not gonna be that great, because a lot of people will expect Cena to win that match. Why would people want to waste money seeing the same match they saw a year ago?

To be honest, I’m not that big on Rock only showing up once in a blue moon, but he could have at least put some people over, and I don’t mean someone who’s already the top superstar in the business, John Cena. Chris Jericho is someone I truly respect, because while he’s not here 24/7 because of Fozzy (awesome band btw), when he comes back, he puts people over and helps them become stars. Look at Ziggler now! Rock should be doing that, not putting himself over.

The thing about WWE now is that it does thing that are “good for business”. I hate that part about WWE. The Rock was brought in because it’s “good for business”. Brock Lesnar was brought in because it’s “good for business”. I hate their state of mind right now. And despite that thought process, having the same main event 2 years in a row is not “good for business”. Also, focusing on John Cena 24/7 is not “good for business” either.  Sure, Cena is getting a lot of t-shirts and baseball caps sold, and is a big hit with their target audience, blah, blah, blah, but they fail to realize the danger of what they are gonna do once Cena leaves WWE or if he gets injured.

Cena has become injury-prone, and his days in WWE are numbered because he’s getting injured too often as of late, and they need their top star healthy 24/7. If they want Ryback to be the next guy on top of the food chain, focus the show around him, not on Cena. Don’t let the newest top star in WWE get eliminated in the Rumble by the guy he is supposed to replace.

Also, how come there was only 1 heel in the final 6 of the Rumble? Dolph Ziggler, a guy who spent 49 minutes in the match, was the only heel representative in the final 6. Ziggler was there with John Cena, Ryback, Sheamus, Randy Orton and Chris Jericho. It was like Lex Luthor facing the Justice League by himself. Why are the superheroes overpowering the heels? The point of superheroes are to overcome the odds that the villains throw at them. In the end, it was down to Sheamus, Cena and Ryback. And I swear it was like the Goku, Superman and The Hulk were about to have an epic 3 way that would destroy the planet (of course Sheamus would be Goku, Cena would be Superman and Ryback would be The Hulk). XD

And it’s a shame these two endings actually occurred because the pay-per-view was actually really good up until them endings. The Tag Title match was good. The Last Man Standing match was slow-paced but good, with a funny ending. The Rumble featured a lot of surprises. Chris Jericho returning was a fantastic moment as no-one saw it coming. Goldust and Godfather were two cool suprises and the Kofi Kingston chair spot was cool. To quote Mark Pidgeon (@Gpressonline on Twitter), an awesome twitter follower of mine…

“Two stupid booking decisions ruined an overall decent Ppv no need at all.”

And if they do Brock Lesnar vs Triple H II as well, that’s two rematches that are so unwanted. Rock vs Cena II (a rematch from WM 28) and Lesnar vs Triple H II (a rematch from Summerslam). Seriously. Why do WWE feel the need for rematches? They take away from the original matches, and are so overdone nowadays.

UFC ON FOX 6 Results And Reactions, WWE Royal Rumble 2013 Predictions And The FA Cup

Treat for you guys! After a week of blog inactivity, Tom Robinson is here to talk about BOTH WWE and UFC in this SUPER POST!

A lot to talk about so first…..

UFC ON FOX 6

ANTHONY PETTIS: In Line For A World Title Fight After Impressive TKO

ANTHONY PETTIS: In Line For A World Title Fight After Impressive TKO

In Chicago, a big fight feel was in the air! Ricardo Lamas defeated Eric Koch in the 2nd Round with a TKO in the featherweight division. A good encounter, and a fairly lively first round, but in the end, Lamas had so much power that Koch simply could not withstand. While it’s a disappointing setback for Koch, Lamas has a great win here that may edge closer to a title shot, if he keeps up the momentum. Undefeated in UFC, Lamas has all sorts of potential, and a big fight for him next could send him into contention.

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis proved why he’s one of the best the lightweight division has to offer, with the TKO of the night, impressively putting Donald Cerrone away with a hard kick to the gut in the first round. Now it’s apparent that Pettis is FINALLY next in line for a title shot (after Benson Henderson vs Gilbert Melendez on UFC on FOX 7). YES! This has been LONG overdue, and all we need now is for Henderson to retain the title against Melendez, and we get a rematch that I’ve wanted to see for a WHILE. Benson Henderson vs Anthony Pettis for the UFC Lightweight championship! So looking forward to that. These two fought in the classic last WEC Lightweight Championship match in 2010, and they could lock it up again for the UFC lightweight championship. This could be a rematch for the ages.

Rampage Jackson lost to Glover Teixeira on points and deservingly so. In his first fight in more than a year, Rampage was fought off the park as Glover, the former sparring partner of Chuck Liddell, extended his undefeated run to 18 FIGHTS. But Jackson was looking way too tired to fight, and struggled and struggled as the fight progressed. But then again, Glover is NOT someone you can take lightly, and it was a hard task for Jackson to overcome in his return.

And in the main event, Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson competed in a superb 5 round encounter for the UFC FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRLLLLLLLLDDDDD! And in the first couple of rounds, Dodson had the better starter at the start of the fight. He was calm and collected and he was getting the champion frustrated. A good strategy indeed right? Maybe so, but that made the champ make some illegal blows. The first one didn’t seem to phase him, but the second seem to take it’s tool. While Dodson didn’t look phased at first, Johnson did get a lot of shots in through-out the fight, and used some wrestling to get him in the headlock, allowing him the freedom to deliver some knees to the face, which proved to be too much for the challenger, and set the tone for the rest of the fight. In the end, Johnson was awarded the fight, and the first ever UFC flyweight champion retained in his first title defence. It was the shame that Dodson lost after his start, but as fighting champion should, Johnson turned the tide, and showed the will to fight through the slippy start, where he was on his backside more than 3 times in the first 2 rounds. The winner is Demetrious Johnson.

 

WWE Royal Rumble 2013

Ladies And Gentleman, the Royal Rumble is HERE! And to be honest, the last few rumble events have produced some mighty shockers. Edge returning and winning the Rumble in 2010 was a shocker (unless you read the spoilers before hand). Alberto Del Rio was not exactly someone I expected to win the Royal Rumble in 2011. And last year, yeah, I didn’t think the dark horse Sheamus would stop Chris Jericho from winning the Rumble. That is exactly why this pay-per-view is my favorite PPV of the year (and yeah that top-trumps Wrestlemania). It doesn’t matter how bad or lacking in the matches the under-card is, the match itself is what you pay for. Except this year is different, WWE have something else for you to spend your money for… The Rock.

The Brahma Bull challenges CM Punk for the WWE title at the Royal Rumble. Now the question in my mind is simple… which match will actually be the main event? The Rock vs CM Punk or the Royal Rumble match? Tradition has the Royal Rumble match main-eventing the card every year (of course in some cases, like the 2006 event, this wasn’t the case). And the reason it main-events the card is simply because that’s the match everyone wants to see. But this mega-superstar The Rock we are talking about. The Rock is The Rock, and logically should The Rock take a back seat to another match on the card? I mean Attitude Era fans will pay big money to see The Rock return since it’s so rare. And CM Punk vs The Rock has been building ever since July at RAW 1000, when CM Punk decked The Rock and turned heel. This brings up the question of… Tradition vs Business. Respect the PPV’s long-standing tradition and go with the Royal Rumble match as the main event, or go for the big-money match Rock vs Punk as the main event. I personally they’ll go with Rock vs Punk for the main event, since he’s on the freaking cover, but I’m not bothered either way.

Of course, I did predictions of the Rumble match AND the WWE Championship match 4 weeks ago (Which you can access with these links. The link for the blog post about the title match is here and the blog post for the rumble match is here). And 4 weeks on, I am standing by my picks… sort of.

I said before that CM Punk would retain the WWE Title, and I stand by that prediction. If CM Punk loses to someone who only wrestles once in a blue moon, then that’s disrespectful to the WWE Title. I see The Rock winning the title at some point (probably at Elimination Chamber) but not at Royal Rumble. CM Punk needs this win if he is gonna lose the title in the near future.

I also think Alberto Del Rio will retain the World Title over The Big Show. I don’t see Big Show being in the World Title reign at all during Wrestlemania 29. Del Rio will probably be champion up until Elimination Chamber. It’d be cool to see Del Rio in the World Title match at Wrestlemania, but I doesn’t seem like that’s gonna happen.

I see Team Hell-No retaining the tag titles too. Team Hell-No are still really popular, and while they’ve kinda lost their momentum a bit with The Shield thing, I think with Dr Shelby being brought back, the segments have really picked up a notch. I see Sandow and Rhodes winning the titles… but not tonight. I just don’t see it

The Royal Rumble Winner I think will still be Ryback. I can really see Ryback winning the rumble and facing the WWE Champion at Wrestlemania 29, even if The Rock is the WWE Champion at that point. I can see Ryback beating The Rock at Wrestlemania, and that’d do wonders for him, and would really put him over BIG TIME! I would rather see that over Rock vs Cena II any day of the week…. BUT, I am starting to think that Sheamus could win a 2nd year in a row. Only an elite few have won the rumble twice in a row, and I honestly see Sheamus winning it, and going on to face Randy Orton for the World Title. I wouldn’t be that bothered if that happened, especially if Orton was heel. But I want to see Ryback winning the WWE Title, so I’m gonna go with him to win the Rumble.

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FA Cup

Also, I’d like to talk about the FA Cup a little. I love the FA Cup, and the upsets this weekend have been really cool to see. Seeing Luton in the 5th Round was great to see. Aston Vanilla seriously need to sort themselves out after being eliminated by Millwall. Oldham performed really well to beat Liverpool, and thoroughly deserved that win.

As a Boro fan, Boro got lucky to get past Aldershot, but if they play Chelsea in the 5th Round, that’d be amazing, and I for one want to see, Boro vs Chelsea at the Riverside. Sorry Brentford fans, but I really want to see Boro vs Chelsea in the 5th Round, so I’m cheering on Chelsea in the 4th Round replay. COME ON CHELSEA! XD

UFC on FX 7 Reactions: Bisping’s Middleweight Title Shot Slowly Fading Away

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What up guys, Thomas Robinson HERE!

Here to talk about last night’s main event of UFC on FX 7. Manchester’s Michael Bisping travelled to Sao Paulo to grapple with one of the greatest Brazilian fighter’s in MMA history, Vitor Belfort.

This was Bisping’s chance to gain the Middleweight Title Shot he had been eyeing up for a while now. In fact he has NEVER had a UFC Title shot before, so this was a big opportunity against Rio De Janeiro’s own Vitor Belfort.

But unfortunately for Bisping, Belfort came out on top with a TKO in the start of the 2nd Round. To be honest, this doesn’t seem like a surprise to me. Bisping is in a big-fight situation against a big-name fighter like Belfort, and not only that, Belfort had the home-country advantage. Then again, the home-country advantage shouldn’t influence the match decision that much, and Bisping really struggled to withstand the abuse Belfort was dishing out. Bisping found it really hard to amount a great opening against Vitor, and was only able to connect kicks to the legs and jabs in that 1st round. When Belfort saw an opportunity, he pounced, and near the end of the 1st, unleashed a series of blows that nearly ended the fight at that moment. Bisping survived the first round, but… not the second. Belfort connected with the high kick to the face (well actually it was more like a knee to the face because of how Bisping was positioned) and the fight was done with a TKO victory to Belfort.

Now that’s only Bisping’s 2nd defeat via a KO or a TKO, with his 3 other defeats coming through a decision, but Bisping must overcome this inability to perform in big match situations. I mean all 5 of his defeats have come from big fight situations. 3 of them defeats were Middleweight Title Eliminators, and the other two defeats were at the hands of Wanderlei Silva and Rashad Evans . Bisping has all the tools to become a champion, but this defeat just shows that he really needs to overcome this problem, as his next middleweight title eliminator, may be his last.

UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs Bisping – ONLINE LINK HERE!

HEY WHAT UP, MMA/UFC FANS! Tom Robinson here. Those of you who missed UFC on FX’s main event last night, here’s a link I’ve found that has the entire fight uploaded on Dailymotion. The fight at the top of the screen is the one you want. Be sure to check out my reaction to the result of the fight which will have been uploaded on here https://thearmbarexpress.wordpress.com/ as soon as the fight is over.

ANYWAY, THE LINK IS DOWN BELOW!

http://wrestletube.altervista.org/watch-ufc-on-fx-7-vitor-belfort-vs-michael-bisping-online-full-fight-replay/

A Major Failure For American Journalism – The Manti Te’o Hoax

MANTI TE'O: Lost his "girlfriend" in September last year

MANTI TE’O: Lost his “girlfriend” in September last year

 

Hey guys, Tom Robinson here. This is NOT a wrestling post. This is in fact about the recent developments of the story in the US about the American Football Player (who’s actually Samoan), Manti Te’o.

For those of you who don’t know by now, this guy Manti Te’o, who plays American Football for Notre Dame, gave an account to a number of media outlets, claiming that he lost both his grandmother and his girlfriend Lennay Kekua on the same day. Apparently, Lennay was involved in car accident and died from Leukaemia.  But recent revelations a couple of days ago have confirmed that not only did Lennay Kekua not die – she didn’t live either. Deadspin released a report on January 16th that basically said the entire thing was a hoax.

His club Notre Dame released this statement:

“On Dec. 26, Notre Dame coaches were informed by Manti Te’o and his parents that Manti had been the victim of what appears to be a hoax in which someone using the fictitious name Lennay Kekua apparently ingratiated herself with Manti and then conspired with others to lead him to believe she had tragically died of leukemia. The University immediately initiated an investigation to assist Manti and his family in discovering the motive for and nature of this hoax. While the proper authorities will continue to investigate this troubling matter, this appears to be, at a minimum, a sad and very cruel deception to entertain its perpetrators.”

 

Now this story is slightly complicated and it’s a little hard for myself to get my head around, but I’ll tell you what isn’t hard to figure out – The American Media Industry fucked up big time. Look at this list of some of the media organizations that bought the story:

http://www.sbnation.com/2013/1/16/3884198/the-list-people-who-never-looked-up-lennay-kekua

No-one from any of these brands thought to look it up. Even the New York Times. THE NEW YORK TIMES! One of the most well-known newspapers in the world didn’t think “OK, let’s just confirm if what he’s saying is true”. Now I am certainty not a journalist for someone like the New York Times, and I don’t work for ESPN. I only started studying journalism in October. And even I know that you have to make sure what you are being told is true. Never take what anyone says for the truth. Never trust what government’s tell you. Always look into something before confirming it to be fact. And the fact that none of the major American media industries had the testicular fortitude to question what Manti said has to tell you something.

Of course, over the years, lots of media industries have fallen for hoaxs and released false stories

Yeah, this story was a while ago, but the thing is Media industry shouldn’t be making mistakes like this in this age. Back then, the internet wasn’t as popular as it is now, and with all the ways and resources they could have done, before deciding it’s legitimacy, this was a pretty pathetic episode for American Journalism.

I also doubt that this story will end here, as a lot more truths and twists are bound to come out real soon.

RUMOUR: Dolph Ziggler Turning Face?

THE CRAZY CREW (That's the name I'll give this stable for now): One of the members of this crew could be turning face.

THE CRAZY CREW (That’s the name I’ll give this stable for now): One of the members of this crew could be turning face.

Hey, what is up guys? Tom Robinson here, and I am here because I read about a rumour on NoDQ.com

It reads…

“As noted, officials have discussed breaking Big E Langston away from Ziggler and AJ Lee but it sounds like he might stay with AJ. They are discussing this not because of a possible Langston face turn but because of a Ziggler babyface turn.”

“Vince McMahon has been changing his mind back and forth on Ziggler as a babyface but it’s more when and not if. A lot of people in the company feel that Ziggler will take off huge as a babyface when the call is made. The fact that Ziggler is already popular in the New York market is said to be influencing Vince’s decision.”

You can read it at their site if you want here ————–  http://nodq.com/wwe/360434790.shtml

Now, I am not for the idea of Ziggler turning face right now. This guy is one of the top heels of the business right now, and I think he needs at least 1 world title run as a heel, before even considering a face turn. Ziggler just seems a lot more suited for the heel role. Also, far too many people are changing sides in WWE as of late. I mean let’s take a look at all the guys that turned face recently:

  • Alberto Del Rio at TLC
  • Christian at Over The Limit (Not exactly recent, but you get the idea)
  • Kane just before Money In The Bank
  • Daniel Bryan (Well turned tweener anyway) after he started teaming with Kane
  • Chris Jericho on the 999th episode of RAW
  • The Miz Just before Survivor Series

And also, we’ve had Big Show, AJ Lee and CM Punk all turning heel along the way. They can’t just turn people face/heel all the time, it kills their character. I mean if Ziggler turns face, what main event heels do we have left? CM Punk and Big Show? Then again, they may be turning Orton soon.

TNA Genesis 2013 Review – Super Hardy Wins Again! Christopher Daniels Becomes The Number One Contender!

BULLY RAY: A little strange that the man on the poster for Genesis doesn't even have a match on the card. Did show up for 2 segments though.

BULLY RAY: A little strange that the man on the poster for Genesis doesn’t even have a match on the card. Did show up for 2 segments though.

 

“Greetings and salutations, all you ham sandwiches!” Christopher Daniels

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TNA Genesis review for you guys!

SUPER HARDY! SUPER HARDY!

Yes, TNA have their very own John Cena, in the Charismatic Enigma Jeff Hardy, who successfully retained the TNA World Heavyweight Championship in a triple threat elimination match against Bobby Roode and Austin Aries at Genesis. I think it was a decent triple threat match and they were some brilliant spots in the match which included the traditional Doomsday Device modified with Jeff Hardy hitting the Whisper In The Wind. However, I’ve got 3 problems with the match:

1. 75% of the match was effectively a handicap match. OK, I get that that Bobby Roode and Austin Aires gonna team up up to take out Jeff Hardy, but considering the egos these guy supposedly had, surely they had to turn on each other sooner than later. The whole point of a triple threat is that all 3 guys fight one another. Roode and Aries fought each other for about 1 minute. Roode or Austin should’ve turned on the other a lot sooner.

2. The eliminations were way too close to each other in time. After Bobby Roode got eliminated, Aries didn’t last before being eliminated himself. I really wanted to see him and Hardy scrap for a little bit longer.

3. Why do TNA feel the need to make Jeff Hardy out to be their very own John Cena. Overcoming the odds of the greatest heels in TNA like Cena would? Really? Jeff Hardy gets his ass-kicked for about 90% of the match and at the end of the match somehow defeats them both? BULLSHIT.

I’m not surprised that Hardy won the fight, but this was totally the wrong way to end the match. Decent match, but seemed like a glorified handicap match than a triple threat.

Christopher Daniels Becomes The Number One Contender For The TNA World Heavyweight Championship

Yes! I am so happy with this result! Daniels defeat James Storm, and became the number one contender for the World title. Get In! Daniels is no doubt worthy of being the world champion, and I’m surprised he hasn’t been up until this point. Daniels defeated James Storm in a solid match between the two after a distraction from Kazarian, and he gets a TNA World Title shot on the 24th of January Episode of Impact, and I REALLY do hope that he wins the gold. YES! Happy with the match and happy with the result.

Sting Gets Revenge

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

In what was a pretty boring match, Sting defeated DOC and got revenge for the hammer attack a couple of a months ago. Seriously, the had Sting win with such ease, it made DOC look SO goddamn bad. Aces And Eights tried to jump Sting afterwards, but Bully Ray made the save. DOC seriously should have won here. And the match absolutely sucked.

 

Rob Van Dam Retains The X-Division Title

Kenny King and Christian York faced off in what I thought was a pretty decent match. Kenny King showed off some amazing abilities and York did pretty well and there were a couple of spots in that match that were pulled off really well. I thought the finish was good to with the cradle pin being reversed into another pin by York to get the win. Kenny King then laid out York with a beast finisher, which I don’t know the name of. :/ And York was out… which wasn’t a good thing considering he had his title match with RVD next, which RVD easily won. I’m not surprised by the results of both matches, but all I want to say is… Kenny King needs the X-Division Title. Come on, TNA. Put the belt on him already.

 

DO NOT BOOK SAMOA JOE VS MR ANDERSON AGAIN TNA

These guys do not click AT ALL. This match was beyond boring. It started of pretty feisty and aggressive by Samoa Joe, but then the match just slowed right down. It was slowly becoming boring as hell. That’s not to take anything anything away from Mr Anderson or Samoa Joe. I think they are both capable wrestlers. But its hard to get interested in a match with wrestlers these sizes, and it limits the work these two can do together. Samoa Joe is athletic and can move, but is still very big and Mr Anderson isn’t as quick with his game as Joe. So I wasn’t expecting much from this match, and I didn’t get much. TNA, Anderson and Joe just don’t seem to click. By the way, Mike Knox distracted Joe, allowing Anderson to get the win.

 

GAIL KIM DOMINATES THE KNOCKOUTS GAUNTLET, BUT GETS SCREWED

Gail Kim basically dominated this gauntlet, eliminating Miss Tessmacher, ODB and Mickie James in quick succession, not allowing any of the pairings to put together a good showing. I get they were trying to keep energy up through-out the match, but these matches should have been at least a little bit longer. It was then down to Gail Kim and Velvet Sky, and Sky won despite Kim’s foot being on the rope. Now it seems that the knockouts referee Taryn Terrell is about to start a feud with Gail Kim, considering they were arguing through-out the gauntlet, and Kim got screwed at the end. And if this feud results in a match between the two, I do hope Taryn’s training in OVW will help perform in the ring. I don’t know how well this girl works in the ring, but hopefully she and Gail can put together a good match. I’m not surprised that Velvet Sky won. You could tell she was gonna win, because she just returned and now she is gonna feud with Tara over the Knockouts title. Hopefully this is a good feud for the gold.

 

Send Joey Ryan To OVW

Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez defeated Matt Morgan and Joey Ryan to retain the tag team titles. Worst Tag Team Match I’ve seen in a while. This match was just a total mess, and it’s bad enough they put together two big guys in a tag match… but Joey Ryan needs to stay the hell away from the ring. Seriously, he f**ked up a lot of moves in that match, and nearly broke his own neck taking a powerbomb from Hernandez. Ryan has a great gimmick, no doubt. But his ring-work is absolutely terrible. He’s sloppy and was all over the place in that match, and what’s worse is that he was tagged in a lot in that match, so TNA showcased his shitness a lot, and his front-facelock on Hernandez looked plain ridiculous. And he’s just bringing down Matt Morgan, who came back to TNA, big-booting everyone and looking like this total bad-ass, and he’s stuck with this tool, acting like his trainer. Matt Morgan looked like he was about to snap Ryan in half after the match, and I do hope he turns on Ryan starts going into singles competition.

 

Devon Defeats Joseph Park

The fans were into this one a lot. The fans were split, with “Let’s go Devon” and Let’s go Joseph” chants colliding. They started off the match with Devon toying with Joseph and out-wrestling him and slapping him in the hand, being the traditional heel giant Goliath facing David. Park would then assemble a comeback, demonstrating actual wrestling from his “OVW training” which got the fans popping, and got Devon really peeved. This match was similar to the DOC one, except Park actually showed some wrestling in this one, and the match actually wasn’t that bad. As you’d expect, Park was busted open, saw blood, morphed into Abyss, kicked the crap out of Devon, and delivered a Black-Hole Slam. I’m actually suprised Devon kicked out. It made him look good when he did it. Park was about to chokeslam Devon, but then he got stunned, and like his match with DOC, he got beat. Very similar to his match with DOC, but it was actually made a lot better with Park showing wrestling abilities and the crowd were really into it, making me really into it. And the crowd does make the match sometimes. Pretty good.

 

Overall, I think Genesis was a good PPV, but I think it was just predictable as hell. All my predictions were right (expect with the Daniels vs Storm match. I thought Storm would win to be honest) and I just feel that they should have had some moments that none of those would suspect would happen. The show should be flat out unpredictable, but it wasn’t, and it made the show seem flat.